Making Lunch Fun, One Box at a Time

ben·tol·o·gy (ben t äləjē) Noun : The study of making nutritious and fun lunches for my daughters.

I get a lot of inspiration from other blogs. So, in hopes someone might get some inspiration from me, I've decided to post some pictures here.

This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.Proverbs 3:7-9

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Keeping It Simple

Wow, it's been a long time since my last post!   Life has been SO busy recently!  I'm sure you can relate!!  We've still be packing and keeping it cute, but I haven't been feeling overly original or taking the time to photograph.  Sorry about that!

Today's lunch I kept simply on purpose.  I thought about adding icing eyes, a bow pick, and whiskers, which would have been cute.  But, I really liked the kitty simple too so I went with that.

  • A kitty and heart shaped sandwiches (There wasn't space to cut out 2 kitties but I didn't want to waste that much sandwich so I found a smaller cutter to use up the remainder of the sandwich.  We can call it Kitty Love)
  • Watermelon kitties with blueberries
  • Sugar snap peas and grape tomatoes with ranch
  • Chocolate
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bunny Buddies!

Bento Tip of the Day :  Icing eyes make everything cuter!

  • 2 bunny shaped sandwiches decorated with icing eyes, sprinkles (nose), spaghetti noodles (whiskers) and bento picks I got from Bento USA (see link to the right)
  • Broccoli with ranch and a "Happy Easter" pick
  • Pineapple and strawberry slices with a bunny pick
  • Dove chocolate eggs

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bunny Tushie

Completely inspired by this adorable lunch at Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons, I made this bunny tushie bento. My girls thought it was hilarious and it was quick and easy to pull together.

  • Bunny Tushie sandwich made from using the Pampered Chef Cut N Seal and a small oval cookie cutter for the feet.  I decorated it using a mini marshmallow and food safe markers.
  • Strawberry halves with a "Happy Easter" cupcake pick
  • Carrots and ranch - I decorated one of the mini carrots to look like a big carrot by shaving off one end into a point and topping it with a spring of broccoli
  • 2 Dove Chocolate Easter eggs.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bunny Hop

  • 2 bunny-shaped sandwiches (stacked), decorated with an icing eye, a snowflake sprinkle for the tail, and egg sprinkles for the nose and ear.  
  • Carrots and ranch, decorated with a bunny cupcake ring
  • Strawberries with a "Happy Easter" cupcake pick
  • Russell Stover candy
See below for some of the products, or similar products, I used when creating this lunch.

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Spring Has Sprung!

Hello!  Sorry for the long delay between posts.   We just got back from a lovely vacation and am trying to get back into the swing of things!  

It feels like Spring is finally starting to sprout around here!

In addition to the product links above, see below for other links to products I used when when creating this lunch.  
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Easter Finds at "Regular" Stores

This has been a great week for bento finds!  I found these cute Easter supplies at "regular" stores! The Bunny cookie cutter/stamp was only 97 cents in Walmart's Easter section and I found the adorable egg molds in the Kroger seasonal department for under $3!

I used the cookie cutter/stamp to create today's lunch.  This lunch was so simple.   The cookie stamps are such and easy quick way to add a touch of cuteness!

  • 2 bunny-shaped sandwiches (stacked) and a "Happy Easter" pick
  • Red grapes with a bunny pick (which is actually a game piece from an Easter game I found at the Dollar Store a few years ago)
  • Peas
  • Jelly beans (she gets the retainer this afternoon so it was her last lunch with jelly beans for awhile)
Listed below are some of the items, or similar items, I used when creating this lunch.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Here Comes Peter Cottontail!

With St. Patrick's Day behind us, it's time to move on to Easter!   I love making Spring/Easter bentos!   This bunny bento couldn't have been easier!

  • 2 bunny-shaped sandwiches (stacked), decorated with a marshmallow to look like a bunny tail
  • Strawberry slices with an Easter egg cupcake ring
  • Broccoli and ranch with an Easter Bunny cupcake ring
  • Jelly beans**

**My daughter got her braces off last Thursday but has to get a permanent retainer put in on Wednesday so she only has only had a few days to eat without food restrictions.  So, we've been pretty free with the jelly beans and popcorn this week!

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